Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole

Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients: 

  • 450g green beans, trimmed 
  • 6 tbsp. Vegan butter 
  • Splash of beer (optional)
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 250g sliced mushrooms
  • Sea salt & black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup plain flour
  • 1 cup single cream (we used Oatly)
  • 1 cup oat milk
  • ½ block Ched Spread
  • ¾ cup crunchy fried onions

Method:

Preheat the oven to 175c. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the green beans and cook until bright green (this should take about 6 minutes). Once cooked, transfer the green beans to a big bowl of pre-prepared ice & cold water to cool quickly. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

Next, melt about 2 tbsp of butter on a medium heat in a large frying pan. Add the sliced onion and cook until soft (about 5 minutes). Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until the mushrooms brown (about 5 more minutes). Stir in the garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook for a minute more before transferring to the bowl of green beans. 

In the same frying pan, melt the rest of the butter. Whisk in the plain flour until smooth and cook until golden - roughly 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in the milk and season again. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened - about 4 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and add in the green bean mixture. Stir together until well combined. Add to an ovenproof dish and bake for about 30 minutes until bubbling. Top with fried onions and bake for another 5 minutes.